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Fun Friday

Yes!  I'm posting three times (at least!) today.  I desperately needed some time for me today.  Part of what I love to do is blog, so this IS relaxation for me.  People have asked me recently if I will take a break from blogging on my upcoming trip Larry and I are taking.  No.  This is something I do to relax.  Others have said, "Won't you spend that time on your husband?"  Well, seeing as my husband will probably do at least one thing without me while on the trip, I will continue to blog.  I guarantee he will watch a sports news update, or take a nap at last once.  :)    He's prone to do a few things to relax on our times away, as well he should.  So, expect my blogs to continue.  Becca says that's a good thing because some people can't live without them.  :)  

Yesterday I had a full day of church work at the office, a lunch appointment, plus I was working on engaging 25 job seekers.  I had grandiose plans of cleaning house when I got home but all I could do was have dinner, clean it up, work on a power point for Saturday's message (I'm preaching in Bradenton) and go to sleep.    So here's part of what I did today:



As anyone who has read my blog for a while knows, my nails are something that are important to me.  I like keeping up on them and making sure they always look nice.  First, I do care about taking care of myself and this is important to me personally.  Second, as a pastor and even just by nature of who I am, I often reach out to touch people in meaningful ways such as holding someone's hand while I pray for them or putting a hand on their shoulder, etc.  Just like I always want to brush my teeth well and pop a mint in before I talk to people, so I want them to like the look and feel of my hands.  If you know me well you also know that aside from showering, bathing or washing after using the restroom, my hands are NEVER in water.  I wear gloves even I am just washing a spoon. Seriously.  I've often been teased about it, and several times people have bought me fancy rubber gloves so that I am not always wearing the Playtex bright yellow ones.  I have always protected my  hands well -- been doing this forever, all of my adult life.  Larry tells me my hands are the #1 thing he likes!  (I was surprised to hear him say that.  I figured for sure a few other things would top the list.  LOL)  Even strangers have commented when I shake their hand and say, "Oh, your hands feel good." I do like that -- I want even my hands to be a blessing in some small way.

So today I got a mani and pedi.  I'm a little sad that Mai, my pedicurist, is gone.  She was laid off and it became permanent.  She was a FT employee there and I guess they couldn't keep her on anymore.    Lisa and Tony, the owners, do my hands, so that will not change.  But how I do miss my sweet Mai and pray that she can get another job very soon.  


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